Storm Dennis Causes More Travel Disruption

Transportation remains disrupted for a third day into the Storm Dennis weather warning which caused a weekend of travel disarray that saw flights and ferries cancelled and delayed

Transportation remains disrupted for a third day into the Storm Dennis weather warning which caused a weekend of travel disarray that saw flights and ferries cancelled and delayed.

Rail passengers are being advised to check with train companies before travelling today (Monday, February 17), and bad weather has caused Brittany Ferries to cancel its Cork-Santander service on Tuesday.

Over the weekend, short-haul flights from Heathrow and Gatwick were affected, with other airports also suffering delays and cancellations which easyjet having cancelled 350 flights over the weekend. Most of easyJet’s flight cancellations on Saturday were from Gatwick, with 48 flights from Luton grounded. Flights from other UK Mainland airports including Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Southend and Stansted were also affected.

British Airways cancelled 40 departures to and from Heathrow on Saturday afternoon. Other airlines, including Iberia, Lufthansa and Virgin were also affected. Ryanair continue to operate as normal.

Gatwick said on Sunday: “Due to Storm Dennis we are experiencing very high winds today and this is causing some delays and cancellations to flights. We advise passengers to allow plenty of time to get to the airport and to check the status of their flight with their airline.”

Travellers are advised to check the status of their flights and ferries before setting out on their journey as the weather warning continues.

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